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Sentinel

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About Sentinel

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    Veteran HFCer
  • Birthday 12/10/1956

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  • guitars
    '07 Studio Custom (Black Transparent Quilt), '07 Artist Custom ('59-burst Quilt) [Fender Am Deluxe Strat ยด14]
  • amps
    Fender Cyber Deluxe
  • fx
    Marshall Guv'nor Plus, Dunlop Wah, Line6 Roto-machine, MXR Classic Fuzz

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    http://riffboy.blogspot.com

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interests
    I like most kinds of music - from classical composers to progressive rock!

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  1. Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll consider it all. :-)
  2. http://www.ibanez.com/products/u_eb_detail18.php?year=2018&cat_id=2&series_id=51&data_id=142&color=CL01 I've already got an Am Fender Jazz 4string. American series. I love it. But I also want a decent 5-striing for my amateur home recording needs. Any one familiar with this Ibanez SR375E. It is in my price range. Looks good on "paper". What do you say. Approved? :-) Thanks, /Curt
  3. Sentinel

    NGD - New Strat Day, actually!

    Thanks, It's a great little guitar! ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Thanks, guys! Feels great having you to chat with. I think I'll be more than fine before long. Aiming at Great! ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. No, I don't need another Strat. My deluxe American Strat is wonderful. And a keeper. But I just felt like getting a white Strat. So I bought a new just the other day. An American Special Olympic white Stratocaster! ๐Ÿ˜ Why THIS version of a white Strat, you ask - well, simply because it has a satin fretboard (and neck). AND the jumbo frets. That's what I wanted and now I've got this lovely lightweight guitar with a great resonance and sustain. Lovely guitar, and reasonably priced too! ...now it's time to remove the sticker and the plastic on the pickguard, lowering the bridge and change to 0.10 strings. Rock on!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  6. So my wife wanted to be NOT married - just like that. After ten years together. I was really taken by surprise. She (52 yrs) didn't want anyone else in her life. Just live alone. It was last September. Ok, fine. So I had no say, apparently. But no fighting, we both knew we had grown apart. This was my second marriage. We sold our apartement in Stockholm, Sweden. Made a _very_ small profit. Just enough to pay the taxes, get a 15 year old Volvo, and a downpayment for a very cheap flat. She instantly got a communal flat because she had been in their queue since before we met. I hadn't... So I went to the bank. - Can I borrow some money for a flat. - Yep, approx. usd 70.000. (!) Ok...so no flat in Stockholm!! I had lived in Stockholm for 61 years. So last December I had to move to a small town 1,5 hour drive to the west of Stockholm. Far away from teaching job and my own grown up kids, and the grandkids of course. This town - Koping - is the closest to Stockholm where I could afford to buy a one bedroom apartement. But, it is a nice calm town, that is alive and everyone is surpricingly nice. Has already got a couple of friends, started singing in the church choir (have done that earlier). I like it in Koping. ๐Ÿ™‚ Got myself an early retirement. Great solution I thought. Moving away with no rush getting another job. Got time to settle down a bit. To get to know myself (!) again. Bought a used Volvo. Got some nice furniture. Took a trip for a week, on my own, to London, England, just for the fun of it. Nice to get away. Came back to find my bearings. Then just two months ago I asked the local school board if they had use for a teacher with 32 years of experience... Yes they were very happy, and now I'm working half time - morning to lunch. AND am keeping my pension too. So I'm doing fine. That's what's it's all about. Try to feel fine! I'll never give up! Thanks, Curt (Got myself a new Strat the other day, just for the fun of it. I'll post it separately.) ---- "Life is what you make it".. as they sing in that old song (the group Talk Talk).
  7. Me playing my dream guitar - a 2007 Studio Custom that I ordered for myself. 8 lbs weight limit, tummy bevel, Ebony neck, premium quilt, black transparent. Now recently fitted with an excellent Gravelin Charlotte bridge pu... Can you imagine? (Neck pu is a Seymour Duncan Jazz!) The fantastic crew at the Hamer workshop did a remarkable job with this one! (My most heartfelt thanks to them forever!)
  8. Sentinel

    2017 Shishkov/Gravelin HFC Pickup Special!

    Yep! It did the trick... with flying colors!! (Earlier longing for a LP to complete my stable. That idea is now gone completely.) The Charlotte bridge is simply fantastic in my Hamer Studio Custom. My son helped me install it today. We are both floored. Clear and distinct, both clean and with full on "metally" gain, a broad ranging perfect pup for my needs. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Josh!!
  9. Sentinel

    2017 Shishkov/Gravelin HFC Pickup Special!

    After it getting stuck in the swedish customs for 5 days (!)... yesterday I finally got the Charlotte Bridge pickup from Josh! You are a great person in all respects and again I thank you!! I will get assistance from my technically gifted son this Saturday to install it in my custom ordered Studio Custom - see my avatar! (This project is very exciting!) An audio report is forthcoming!
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    2017 Shishkov/Gravelin HFC Pickup Special!

    Shipment Activity Location Date & Time Processed Through Facility ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) August 13, 2017 6:43 pm ----- Hmm... it's a long way to Stockholm, Sweden... But no worries... I don't mind the wait. Honestly. You know, I'm waiting for a HANDwound Gravelin Charlotte Bridge Pup... A real sweetie, I'm sure!!
  11. Sentinel

    2017 Shishkov/Gravelin HFC Pickup Special!

    I got a message from Josh telling me "my" Charlotte bridge PU is ready, wound up and just about to be shipped to me (in Sweden!). I feel very happy about this!! My dear 10 year old Black transparent Studio Custom from 2007 will get the upgrade that she deserves! Thanks again, Josh!!
  12. Sentinel

    2017 Shishkov/Gravelin HFC Pickup Special!

    Yes!! PM sent! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Sentinel

  14. Sentinel

    0050 "Super C"

    It will be fantastic! :-)
  15. Sentinel

    Show us your new Shishkov thread!

    Have we seen all of the finished six first Ultimates yet?!?
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